Mahira Khan’s upcoming biopic Ek Hai Nigar by ARY, on Nigar Johar is for all strong women who burn for the love of their nation. Mahira, who traces the life and career of Pakistan’s first Lieutenant General, bravely depicts what it is like to be a woman of steel.
After Mahira Khan’s portrayal of Nigar Johar was shown on social media, some users objected to the casting of Mahira Khan in a biopic about the life of Pakistan’s first female Lieutenant General.
Many claim actors like Areeba Habib or Sanam Baloch could have fit the role much better, especially since Johar is body positive and body positivity should not be replaced like it’s something to shy away from. Others feel it is extremely insensitive to cast someone on the basis of their appearance and stardom, when they don’t even speak in the same dialect as the character, in this case, a real person, or look even remotely similar. The show is written by Umera Ahmed, Directed by Adnan Sarwar, Produced by Nina Kashif and Mahira Khan.